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mo

[moh] /moʊ/
noun, Informal.
1.
moment (def 1).
Origin
by shortening

-mo

1.
a suffix occurring in a series of compounds that describe book sizes according to the number of leaves formed by the folding of a single sheet of paper:
sixteenmo.
Origin
combining form extracted from duodecimo

MO

1.
method of operation.
2.
Missouri (approved especially for use with zip code).
3.
mode of operation.
4.
modus operandi.

Mo

Symbol, Chemistry

Mo.

1.
2.

mo.

1.
plural mos. month.
2.
months.

M.O.

1.
mail order.
2.
manually operated.
3.
Medical Officer.
4.
method of operation.
5.
mode of operation.
6.
modus operandi.
7.
money order.

m.o.

1.
mail order.
2.
modus operandi.
3.
money order.
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British Dictionary definitions for mo

mo1

/məʊ/
noun (informal)
1.
(mainly Brit) short for moment (sense 1)
2.
(mainly Austral) short for moustache (sense 1)

mo2

abbreviation
1.
Macau

Mo

Chemical symbol
1.
molybdenum

MO

abbreviation
1.
Missouri
2.
Medical Officer
3.
modus operandi

m.o.

abbreviation
1.
mail order
2.
money order

Mo.

abbreviation
1.
Missouri

-mo

suffix
1.
(in bookbinding) indicating book size by specifying the number of leaves formed by folding one sheet of paper: 12mo, twelvemo, or duodecimo, 16mo or sixteenmo
Word Origin
abstracted from duodecimo
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Word Origin and History for mo

colloquial shortening of momentum, by 1896.

representing U.S. black pronunciation of more, by 1902; it was an acceptable variant form of more in the Middle Ages and has roots in Old English; see more.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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mo in Medicine

Mo
The symbol for the element molybdenum.

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mo in Science
Mo  
The symbol for molybdenum.
molybdenum
  (mə-lĭb'də-nəm)   
Symbol Mo
A hard, silvery-white metallic element that resists corrosion and retains its strength at high temperatures. It is used to harden and toughen steel and to make high-temperature wiring. Molybdenum is an essential trace element in plant metabolism. Atomic number 42; atomic weight 95.94; melting point 2,617°C; boiling point 4,612°C; specific gravity 10.22 (at 20°C); valence 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. See Periodic Table.
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Slang definitions & phrases for mo

mo

noun

A moment: Give me half a mo (1896+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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mo in Technology

networking
The country code for Macau.
(1999-01-27)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for mo

mo

Moldavian

Mo

molybdenum

MO

  1. magnetooptical
  2. mail order
  3. medical officer
  4. Missouri
  5. Latin modus operandi (way of working)
  6. money order
  7. Philip Morris Cos.

mo.

month

Mo.

Missouri
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